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Reuters: German lawmakers to face down far-right AfD in vote for vice speaker

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BERLIN – The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is set to clash with other parties over its nomination for a senior parliamentary post when the Bundestag meets on Oct. 24 for its inaugural session after last month’s election. Read more here. The post Reuters: German lawmakers to face d...

Financial Times: Belarus performs balancing act in move to strengthen EU ties

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Minsk wary of riling Moscow but hopes links with west will boost independence. Read more here. The post Financial Times: Belarus performs balancing act in move to strengthen EU ties appeared first on KyivPost.

Embassy: U.S. authorities move Russian Consulate General archives to Washington "on their own"

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Russia's Embassy in the United States has announced that the U.S. authorities have moved the archives of the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco to the Russian Embassy in Washington on October 23 "on their own."

Tillerson makes surprise Afghanistan visit – media

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with Afghan leaders and reaffirm support for stability, according to Deutsche Welle.

Reuters: Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

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Catalonia said on October 23 it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region in a dispute that is raising fears of unrest among Spain’s European allies. Read more here.  The post Reuters: Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as M...

New York Post: John Podesta’s brother eyed in Russia probe

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The special counsel investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign manager, NBC reported on October 23. The probe into Podesta and his firm, the Podesta Group, grew out of Robert Mueller...

Wall Street Journal: Latvia grapples with legacy of turbulent century

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The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution this week is sure to stir strong emotions across central and Eastern Europe, perhaps nowhere more than Latvia. Read more here. The post Wall Street Journal: Latvia grapples with legacy of turbulent century appeared first on KyivPost.

Newsweek: Who is Tony Podesta? Russia probe investigating brother of Hillary Clinton campaign chair

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The latest subject of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election is a Democratic lobbyist and the brother of the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, John Podesta. Read more here. The post Newsweek: Who is Tony Podest...

New York Times: Hopes dim for congressional Russia inquiries as parties clash

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WASHINGTON — In a secured room in the basement of the Capitol in July, Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, fielded question after question from members of the House Intelligence Committee. Though the allotted time for the grilling had expired, he offered to stick aroun...

Putin foe Browder has US visa revoked after Russia puts him on Interpol list

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Businessman Bill Browder, a fierce critic of the Kremlin, says his U.S. visa was revoked at the same time that Russia used a legal loophole to put him on Interpol’s wanted list.   “Not only did Putin add me to the Interpol list, but the U.S. simultaneously revoked my visa,” Browder tweeted o...

NBC News: Mueller now investigating Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta

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Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group are now the subjects of a federal investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, three sources with knowledge of the matter told NBC News.

NBC News: Mueller now investigating Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta

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WASHINGTON — Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group are now the subjects of a federal investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, three sources with knowledge of the matter told NBC News. Read more here. The post NBC News: Mueller now investigating Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta appe...

Politico: Million dollar Babiš

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PRAGUE — If Andrej Babiš were not already a billionaire, he would be feeling like a million dollars right now. Read more here. The post Politico: Million dollar Babiš appeared first on KyivPost.

Financial Times: Babis victory in Czech election raises populism fears

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The Czech Republic underwent what one political pundit called an “earthquake” this weekend as Andrej Babis, a blunt-talking billionaire businessman, led his populist party to a thumping victory in parliamentary elections. Read more here. The post Financial Times: Babis victory in Czech election r...

Kakha Kaladze: Ex-AC Milan defender elected Tbilisi mayor – BBC

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Former AC Milan defender Kakha Kaladze has been elected mayor of Georgia's capital city Tbilisi, according to the BBC.

Associated Press: Suspect in Munich stabbing sent to psychiatric hospital

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BERLIN –  Police say the suspect in a knife attack in Munich that left eight people lightly wounded has been sent to a psychiatric hospital. The suspect, a 33-year-old German, was arrested a few hours after stabbing and punching passers-by just outside downtown Munich on Saturday. No one was seri...

RFE/RL: Bill outlawing domestic abuse stirs debate in Armenia

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Bruises have covered much of her body, attesting to the abuse she has suffered at the hands of her husband over two decades. Even while carrying his child, he continued to beat her. “I was pregnant when he once kicked me and I fell from my bed,” says the 43-year-old from the Armenian ...

RFE/RL: Preliminary election results show ex-footballer Kaladze winning big in Tbilisi

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Near-final results of Tbilisi’s mayoral election show that former AC Milan footballer Kakha Kaladze of the ruling Georgian Dream coalition is far ahead of the pack and may avoid the need for a runoff. With more than 99 percent of Tbilisi’s 737 constituencies reporting, Kaladze took 51...

112.ua: Trump believes that Facebook supported Clinton

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While the information that Russia used various social media, including Facebook, to meddle in the US presidential election back in 2016, U.S. President Donald Trump went to his Twitter to phrase his opinion on the issue. Read more here The post 112.ua: Trump believes that Facebook supported Clint...

Reuters: U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

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The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure, according to Reuters.